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Card Enabler for JEIDA/PCMCIA I/O Card

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115435D
Original Publication Date: 1995-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hatta, T: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This method is applicable for the I/O PC card that has the same system interface as current adapter.

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Card Enabler for JEIDA/PCMCIA I/O Card

      This method is applicable for the I/O PC card that has the same
system interface as current adapter.

      This article discloses an adapter software that is used on
current bus architecture, such as ISA, MCA, without any modification
for operating JEIDA/PCMCIA I/O card (PC card).  The card enabler
software sets up the PC card controller and the PC card to operate
the PC card as current option adapter.

The Figure shows the operation of this method:
  1.  Setup PC card controller Card enabler software maps PC card
       resources (IRQ, I/O and memory) to the system as current
adapter
       software uses.
  2.  Setup PC card.  Card enabler setup PC card to operate.
  3.  Load current adapter support software.

The subject invention is applicable for the I/O PC card that has the
same system interface as current adapter has.